As the days get shorter and the cold fronts arrive with greater frequency, we often find ourselves longing for a trip south. We could play it safe and head for the beach, or--if we truly had our druthers--we could chase adventure on Mexico's legendary Chihuahua-Pacific Railroad (Ferrocarril Chihuahua al Pacifico), which spans 413 miles between Chihuahua, Chihuahua, and Los Mochis, Sanalo, along the famed Copper Canyon. Actually a system of several distinct canyons, the Copper Canyon is both larger and deeper than Arizona's Grand Canyon, making the Chihuahua-Pacific's run among the most scenic in North America, if not the world. Artist Kenneth Holder spent 30 years waiting for such a trip, finally boarding a train in January 2007. A landscape painter by trade, Holder proceeded to paint the scenic vistas that presented themselves along the way, resulting... More >>>